Samantha Hurst

Celsius Network Announces New Partnership With Decentralized Oracle Network Chainlink

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending, and borrowing platform, announced on Monday it has formed a new long-term partnership with Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network. According to Celsius Network, the partnership serves as a key way to further Celsius’ overall decentralization through the use of Chainlink’s… Read More

Biz2Credit Introduces Biz2X Accelerate SBA Platform For Banks & Credit Unions to Start Lending Under CARES Act

Small business funding platform Biz2Credit announced on Monday the launch of Biz2X Accelerate SBA, a platform that enables banks and other financial institutions to efficiently respond to the influx of loan requests from small businesses seeking to take advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)… Read More

Overfunding: Consumer YouTube Channel For Clean Energy & Electric Vehicles Fully Charged Quickly Surpasses £500,000 Through Seedrs Round

Fully Charged Show, a YouTube channel dedicated to “the future of energy and transport,” has quickly secured its initial 500,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Launched in 2010 by by TV personality, Robert Llewellyn, Fully Charged reportedly averages more than three million monthly… Read More

Plaid Announces Support For Financial Institutions in the Netherlands & Opens Office in Amsterdam

U.S. fintech Plaid recently announced it is now offering support to financial institutions in the Netherlands as well as opening a new office in Amsterdam. The company reported that the Netherlands is a hub for fintechs in Europe and is home to more than 400… Read More

KuCoin Announces “Project Pinocchio” With Multiple Blockchain Institutions to Tackle Dishonest Behaviors in the Crypto Space

Singapore-based global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin recently announced the launch of its new project “Project Pinocchio” together with 21 blockchain institutions from around the world. KuCoin describes Project Pinocchio as a neutral and credible alert platform for less trustworthy projects in the cryptocurrency industry. The platform… Read More

Stock Trading Mobile App TradeUP Announces Hong Kong Stock Trading

TradeUp, a U.S.-based stock trading mobile app, announced on Monday it has introduced Hong Kong stock trading. According to TradeUp, the trading option will give U.S. investors access to the Hong Kong market, thus expanding their portfolios to includes international stocks. TradeUp reported that in… Read More

Sony Bank Introduces “English Online Banking” Services

Japanese commercial banking group Sony Bank, a Japanese commercial banking group and a subsidiary of Sony Financial, a member of the Japanese electronics giant Sony,  announced on Monday the launch of its new “English Online Banking” services. According to Sony Bank, the new banking services will… Read More

ICICI Bank Debuts Banking Services on WhatsApp

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday it has launched its banking services on WhatsApp in oder to enable retail customers to undertake in a “slew of banking requirements” from their home.  Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, stated that through WhatsApp, retail customers may… Read More

Coinbase Announces Coinbase Custody COVID-19 Update

Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase recently announced a COVID-19 update for its Coinbase Custody feature. Coinbase reported that the Coinbase Custody pandemic business continuity plans anticipated “shelter in place” scenario and the Coinbase team has plans in place to ensure that continue to meet the team’s withdrawal… Read More

Tandem Announces Continued Support For Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

Challenger bank Tandem recently announced its continuous support its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fintech reassured the customers that while the UK is social distancing and it as a company is working from home to ensure its employees’ safety, its customer support team is… Read More

Update: Zurich Fintech MPower Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £350,000 in Funding Secured

MPower, a Zurich-based fintech startup, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £350,000 in funding secured. The funding round, which originally sought to raise £300,000, has attracted nearly 320 Crowdcube investors.  As previously reported, MPower describes itself as an… Read More

British Womenswear Fashion Brand & Crowdcube Success Hope Fashion Now Seeking £450,000 Through New Seedrs Campaign

Hope, an online fashion brand that targets women ages 50 and older, is now seeking £450,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The launch of this funding round comes less than three years after Hope raised £561,600 through its Crowdcube initiative. As previously reported,… Read More

Update: Online Medical Platform The GP Services Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £825,000 in Funding Raised

The GP Service, an online service dedicated to helping patients see their doctor online at their own convenience, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £825,000 in funding raise from nearly 445 investors. The company launched the funding round… Read More

China Rapid Finance Submits Letter of Intent With SOS Health Rescue Services to Acquire Control of XRF

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced earlier this week that it has reached a non-binding letter of intent on investment and cooperation with SOS Health Rescue Services Ltd. According to China Rapid Finance, the duo may enter into… Read More

GrainChain to Use Symbiont’s Enterprise Blockchain Platform For Global Expansion Efforts

GrainChain, a U.S.-based agricultural transaction platform with blockchain and IoT-powered solutions, recently announced it plans to globally expand and scale its operations by moving to the enterprise blockchain platform, Assembly, which is operated by Symbiont, an enterprise fintech creating the next generation of financial markets… Read More

Plug and Play Accepts 167 Startups For Summer 2020 Batches

Silicon Valley accelerator, Plug and Play, announced on Thursday the 167 startups chosen for their Summer 2020 Batches. Plug and Play reported the startups were selected by its corporate partner network and will enter one of the accelerator’s programs for the next three months, which… Read More

Starling Bank Introduces 48-Hour Switch Off Delay For Gambling Block Feature

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Thursday it has introduced a delay to its in-app gambling-block, which means that customers wanting to turn the block off will have to wait 48 hours before they may reactive spending on betting and gaming. The digital… Read More

 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Announces $3 Million Donation to Support Those Affected By COVID-19

  Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) announced on Friday it is donating $3 million to support communities in which it serves across the U.S. Latin America and Canada, as well as clients and colleagues, that are affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  MUFG reported that in… Read More

U.S. Intelligent Payments Solution For Small Business Plastiq Secures $75 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By B Capital Group

Plastiq, a U.S.-based intelligent payments solution for small business, announced on Thursday it secured $75 million during its Series D funding round, which was led by B Capital Group. The round, which saw participation from Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Accomplice and Top Tier Capital Partners,… Read More

Lysol Donates $2 Million Matching Contribution to CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Crowdfunding Campaign

The CDC Foundation recently announced cleaning product giant Lysol has donated $2 million to the CDC Foundation’s new Coronavirus campaign, “All of Us: Combat Coronavirus.” According to the CDC Foundation, the campaign is raising support to bolster public health response efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More

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